#0835 R.E.M-Its the end of the world as we know it

A Critique of 2020 #1

#0833 Willie Nix – Nervous Wreck


“The object before us, to begin with, material production….

Individuals producing in society, (hence socially determined individual production), is, of course, the point of departure.

In this society of free competition, the individual appears detached from the natural bonds etc. which in earlier historical periods make him the accessory of a definite and limited human conglomerate.

The more deeply we go back into history, the more does the individual, and hence also the producing individual, appear as dependent, as belonging to a greater whole: in a still quite natural way in the family and in the family expanded into the clan [Stamm]; then later in the various forms of communal society arising out of the antitheses and fusions of the clan.”

– (Karl Marx 1857-8)


#0832 Boogie – Tired


Carrying on with the ‘theme’. This cut is courtesy of Boogie, MASSIVE tune. HEAVYWEIGHT lyrics and one of my favourite cuts of this year.

“Its hard to put on war boots when you’re walking on egg shells”


#0831 Loscil – In Threes


BIG, personal, cut from, (for me), the master of ‘expressionist ambient’, Scott Morgan, aka Loscil. Hold this MAJESTIC cut from 2014. (the Start of a new phase).


#0830 the Devastation –Congestion


HARD funk tune. .’BURIAL’ selection.


#0829 Alice Coltrane – Journey in Satchidananda


essence, consciousness, and bliss

“Of late there has been a new spirit manifested in the youth which is growing up with the depression. This spirit is more purposeful though still confused. It wants to create a new world, but is not clear as to how it wants to go about it. It has not yet realised that it must save itself. The young generation has not yet learned that the problems confronting them can be solved only by themselves and will have to be settled on the basis of social and economic freedom in co-operation with the struggling masses for the right to the table and joy of life.” – Emma Goldman


#0828 Max Richter – EMBERS

Shades #10

“That’s how I can grasp my mourning. Not directly in solitude, empirically, etc.; I seem to have a kind of ease, of control that makes people think I’m suffering less than they would have imagined. But it comes over me when our love for each other is torn apart once again. The most painful point at the most abstract moment” . . . (Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary)